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Matt Zoller Seitz

Matt Zoller Seitz

Agrees with the Tomatometer 76% of the time.

Matt Zoller Seitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): New York Magazine/Vulture, New York Press, New York Times, Newark Star-Ledger,,

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Game of Thrones: Season 6 Episode 1 "It's too early to say for sure, but the first episode of the first post-Martin season already feels more woman-friendly, indeed a tad warmer and more embracing overall. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 26, 2016
90% Game of Thrones: Season 6 (TV, 2016) "The world the characters inhabit is still a hugely dangerous one, but at no point did I feel as though the writers were showing us beautiful butterflies in preparation of pulling their wings off. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 26, 2016
4/4 85% The Meddler (2016) "Scarfaria has made a kind, smart, special film. " ‐
Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/4 76% Elvis & Nixon (2016) "It's only in the handful of moments when Nixon and Elvis face each other in private that we get that electric crackle of big personalities clashing. " ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2016
93% The Night Manager: Miniseries (TV, 2016) "There's no denying the excitement of the end product, which pulls viewers along on a strong current of suspense, glamour, and macho regret, and gives us two lead performances worth savoring. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 19, 2016
79% Confirmation "Confirmation fails to do itself any favors, inadvertently arguing against its very existence as a standalone film. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2016
96% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "Many of Kimmy Schmidt's season-two episodes play like 30 Rock with nothing to prove. They come across as outrageous without seeming as if they're trying too hard to be outrageous. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 18, 2016
4/4 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The film is never content to use our affection for its voice actors as a storytelling crutch. These are strong, simple, clearly motivated characters, not movie star cameos wrapped in CGI fur. " ‐
Posted Apr 12, 2016
1.5/4 41% Mr. Right (2016) ""Mr. Right" hires two charismatic lead actors, Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell, then expects them to carry a movie with almost no compelling reason to exist. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2016
81% The Girlfriend Experience: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I love and respect it, I've already watched the whole first season and revisited individual episodes a second time, and the season finale three times. I think it's easily one of the best shows of the year, and a major work by everyone involved. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 8, 2016
100% Catastrophe: Series 2 (TV, 2016) "Always with enough wit and energy that you'll want to keep watching even if what's onscreen is not as blazingly fresh as what you saw last time. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 8, 2016
1.5/4 20% The Boss (2016) "It is the worst kind of bad movie. It's not actively, confidently, exuberantly bad, in a way that engages with you and forces you to react in some way. It's passively bad. " ‐
Posted Apr 7, 2016
95% Horace and Pete: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Horace and Pete was more comfortable with silence than any TV show made during my lifetime. Its style demanded that you experience drama in a way that's anathema to the values of contemporary television. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Apr 6, 2016
80% The Path: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a compelling but slow and dire series that falls into that mid-range of long-form TV drama, where you're interested enough to keep watching till the season is through. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 31, 2016
70% The Catch: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's the most enjoyable network series I've seen in a while, thanks to its commitment to giving the audience sensory pleasure at every second, but in a relaxed, playful way. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "There's enough mythic raw material sunk deep in every scene that you can piece together a classic in your mind if you're feeling charitable; but if you aren't, Batman v Superman will seem like a missed opportunity. " ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2016
100% The Americans: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "The Americans has made an art of exploring the peril and necessity of deception, never shying away from the collateral damage it inflicts. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 16, 2016
93% Underground: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "It's a gripping series but far from a great one, and there are bound to be more like it; in a roundabout way, this is progress. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 9, 2016
3/4 98% Zootopia (2016) "A funny, beautifully designed kids' film with a message that it restates at every turn. " ‐
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/4 46% Knight of Cups (2016) "This turns out to be a film that teaches you how to watch it. " ‐
Posted Mar 4, 2016
86% Hap and Leonard: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The sum total is so beguiling and unusual - for television as a whole, if not for Sundance, which specializes in this kind of storytelling - that it's hard not to become entranced by it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/4 12% Gods Of Egypt (2016) "After a point, this proudly silly film about gods and mortals in ancient Egypt devolves into an sword-and-sorcery-flavored riff on a weak Marvel movie. " ‐
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2.5/4 53% Risen (2016) "An old-fashioned Biblical spectacular with fresh blood in its veins. " ‐
Posted Feb 18, 2016
3/4 99% Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016) "Intelligent and sensitive and assembled with a great care, and worth watching just for its images of the jungle ... " ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2016
80% 11.22.63: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The net effect is ultimately intoxicating if you accept that the digressions are the point of the story, and are in fact inevitable given the sort of person Jake is. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 15, 2016
3/4 81% Glassland (2016) "This is a hard, spare, tough movie, at times nearly jarring in its lack of adornment. " ‐
Posted Feb 12, 2016
77% Vinyl: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "On the basis of the first half-season, it already feels like the first new must-see series of 2016. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 9, 2016
100% Full Frontal With Samantha Bee: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Bee's program is one more 'publication' added to an increasingly crowded TV newsstand, but it already feels distinctive enough to merit regular check-ins, if not yet a DVR season pass. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Feb 9, 2016
3/4 96% Rams (HrĂștar) (2016) "You spend a rather long time during this movie simply watching characters exist. That's something mainstream American films almost never do, and there's something quietly riveting about it ... " ‐
Posted Feb 3, 2016
78% Outsiders: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "If you're looking for a show to fill that Sons of Anarchy-size hole in your booze-and-nicotine-saturated heart, WGN's Outsiders will do the trick. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 26, 2016
97% The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "There isn't a bad performance anywhere in this production. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3/4 67% All Mistakes Buried (2016) "If there were Oscars for Best Performance in a Movie Academy Voters Wouldn't be Caught Dead Watching, Trammel's performance would be a lock for a nomination. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2016
58% The X-Files: Season 10 (TV, 2016) "These heroes are tireless warriors advocating for the revelation of a truth that, for various reasons, may never be fully clarified, much less completely revealed. It's all very noble but not much fun. Bring on the monsters. No - the rubber ones. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 21, 2016
70% Baskets: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "I just realized I started this review saying I didn't quite warm to Baskets, but here I am comparing Galifianakis to Richard Dreyfuss in Close Encounters... I guess I like it, then. Maybe being not quite like anything you've seen is enough. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 21, 2016
72% Billions: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The big question is whether audiences will find this world innately fascinating enough to keep revisiting it each week even though the characters are mostly super-rich versions of people you'd cross the room at a party to escape. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 19, 2016
78% Colony: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "USA should feel good about having made an investment in what seems, for the moment, like a work of real science-fiction, rather than science-fiction-flavored action or horror - a work of ideas and real emotion, with strong performances. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 15, 2016
30% Second Chance: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "The Frankenstein riff Second Chance is one of those distinctively Fox-network science-fiction shows that has a brain and an eccentric spirit but mostly keeps it hidden beneath conventional elements. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 14, 2016
56% Shades of Blue: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Shades of Blue isn't a deep show, but it's a sensationally effective one. It knows what it is... and it rarely steps wrong. The strong acting helps a lot. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 8, 2016
2.5/4 80% Lamb (2016) ""Lamb" is empathetic and untrustworthy, haunting but often unpersuasive. In the end it's hard to say what the film's point is. But it lingers in the mind. " ‐
Posted Jan 8, 2016
97% American Crime: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "It is, to use a friend's formulation, a show that teaches you how to watch it, and by the harrowing finale - a portrait of mostly broken but infrequently redeemed lives - I was entranced by it. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Jan 7, 2016
3.5/4 92% Anomalisa (2015) "Whether you leave the film ecstatically impressed, indifferent or disappointed, you will know you've seen something unique. Too many movies speak in a boringly typical storytelling voice. " ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Tarantino's absolute control over the images means nothing when he seems unwilling or unable to shape and modulate his writing. The gap between form and content results in the only Tarantino movie whose flaws bury its virtues. " ‐
Posted Dec 22, 2015
3.5/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "An exhilarating ride, filled with archetypal characters with plausible psychologies, melodramatic confrontations fueled by soaring emotions, and performances that can be described as good, period, rather than "good, for 'Star Wars.'" " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
2/4 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "It is so very many different things, but they all feel detached from each other, almost like a bunch of self-contained mini-movies stitched end-to-end, with the framing device serving as needle and thread. " ‐
Posted Dec 11, 2015
78% A Very Murray Christmas (2015) "The Netflix musical-variety special A Very Murray Christmas doesn't amount to much, yet it's sublime; maybe it's sublime because it shows no evidence of needing to make any kind of impression. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Dec 4, 2015
4/4 81% Chi-Raq (2015) "The job of a movie like this one is to stimulate arguments and hook itself into the viewer's imagination, and "Chi-Raq" accomplishes that job brilliantly. " ‐
Posted Dec 2, 2015
93% Marvel's Jessica Jones: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Yes, Jessica Jones is as good as you've heard. Better yet, it's enjoyable even if you've never heard of the main character and know nothing of the comics it's based on. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 20, 2015
53% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Great action and great atmosphere can excuse a lot. Unfortunately, Into the Badlands has little of the former and less of the latter. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 16, 2015
88% W/ Bob and David: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It's a pleasure to have the Mr. Show gang back in With Bob and David, even though their style seems less fresh now that 16 years have passed and so many other sketch comedians have built on their excellence. " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 13, 2015
60% Flesh and Bone: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "[Flesh and Bone's] actually fairly engrossing if you can get past the exposition-dump pilot, and if you can factor out an especially gross and ill-advised subplot (you'll know almost immediately which one I mean). " ‐ New York Magazine/Vulture
Posted Nov 9, 2015
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